What To Expect:
Tasmania Travel Tour Highlights
Begin your journey in Tasmania’s bustling port city, Hobart. Here you’ll delve into the local culinary scene the moment you arrive with a stay at Islington Hotel—an intimate, elegant hotel with stunning views of Mount Wellington and world-class dining. Islington’s garrulous Chef John creates daily menus around the freshest local products, including Bruny Island oysters, Tasmanian scallops with parsnip puree, and fig cream filled profiteroles. An excursion to the critically acclaimed Mona Museum, housed on a private island off Hobart’s shores, will inspire and baffle. The brainchild of David Walsh, Mona is cutting-edge, over the top, and beyond bold. The experience begins with a ride on the pink camouflage high-speed ferry that jets you to the Mona complex. Once there, prepare to be baffled by the post-modern exhibits, and blown-away by the restaurant and winery within the complex. Your final day in Hobart will be spent experiencing the Tasmania Seafood Seduction tour. This boat tour, focused on Tasmania’s “bounty of the sea” takes participants along the storied coastline. You’ll select freshwater salmon from the D’entrecasteaux River salmon farm, don waders to harvest and shuck oysters fresh from the ocean, snorkel for sea urchin off Bruny Island, reel in a crayfish pot, then prepare a feast onboard featuring the seafood you gathered. Tasmania’s brand-new floatplane will transfer you from Hobart to the wild coast for a stay at Saffire Freycinet. Here you’ll picnic in the oyster estuary, hike to the Freycinet Ridge for views of Wineglass Bay, sample from comprehensive regional wine cellar, and feast from the famous dug out menu.